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Akamai Q2 2014 State of the Internet Report Highlights


11/24/2014

Each quarter, the globally distributed Intelligent Platform allows Akamai to gather massive amounts of data on many metrics, including connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and IPv6 adoption progress, as well as traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers.



Each quarter, the globally distributed Intelligent Platform allows Akamai to gather massive amounts of data on many metrics, including connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and IPv6 adoption progress, as well as traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers.   

These are the highlights on the Q2 2014 State of the Internet Report:  

Security:

-Akamai observed attack traffic originating from source ip addresses in 161 unique countries/regions.
-China remained in the top slot, growing to 43% of observed attack traffic. Indonesia saw a significant increase in observed attack traffic, more than doubling to 15%, while the United States increased nominally to 13%.  
-Attack volume targeting Port 80 nearly doubled from the first quarter to 15%, placing it as the most targeted port in the second quarter  -During the second quarter, Akamai customers reported being targeted by 270 DDoS attacks, 5% fewer than in the prior quarter, and 15% fewer than in the second quarter of 2013.
-Enterprise and Commerce customers together accounted for nearly 60% of the reported attacks during the quarter  

Internet and broadband adoption:
 

Looking at connection speeds, the global average connection speed grew 21% to 4.6 Mbps and the global average peak connection speed grew 20%, reaching 25.4 Mbps
- South Korea continued to have the highest average connection speed at 24.6 Mbps but Hong Kong had the highest average peak connection speed at 73.9 Mbps

Mobile connectivity
 
-In the second quarter of 2014, average mobile connection speeds (aggregated at a country level) ranged from a high of 15.2 Mbps in South Korea down to a low of 0.9 Mbps in Vietnam.
-Based on traffic data collected by Ericsson, the volume of mobile data traffic grew approximately 10% between the first and second quarters of 2014.  

How likely are you to be targeted by repeated DDoS attacks?
In the second quarter, approximately one in six (18%) customers reported being targeted by more than one DDoS attack, with one customer reporting seven such attacks during 

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